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Dr Lisa Furlong Research Fellow, Education

Dr Lisa Furlong is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Education at La Trobe University. She is an Associate Investigator on a project investigating the transformation to evidence-based reading and spelling instruction by selected Victorian government primary and secondary schools. With a background in speech pathology, Lisa’s research interests focus on policy and practice relating to evidence-based reading and spelling instruction in primary school settings and, educators’ and health professionals’ engagement with the Science of Reading. Lisa has an interest in technology-based interventions for literacy instruction and intervention.
Lisa has clinical experience working in the private practice sector with preschool and school-aged children providing individual and small-group intervention to children with learning difficulties and learning disabilities, as well as consultation with teaching staff.
Lisa’s PhD investigated technology-based speech therapy and the role of mHealth in the delivery of intervention to children with speech sound disorders. Her broader research interests include the intersection of health and education, from her previous role at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (Heart Research).

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